Women Only Tours

By Debbie Kindness | March 5, 2017

.Tours for women-only are getting more and more popular each year. Why?   Is it because women travel differently than men do?Is it because women like to take time to discover and appreciate cultural differences and get to know the people and the culture, not only see the sights.Is it because women relish the freedom

Our favourite places in India – Bharatpur

By Debbie Kindness | May 2, 2013

Bharatpur, 60km west of Agra, was founded in 1733 by the Jats, a caste of Hindu farmers/peasants. In the late 17th century, they were bandits who would loot caravans between Delhi and Agra. By 1750, Badan Singh and his armies controlled almost all land between Delhi and Agra and succeeded in defeating the Mughals. In Bharatpur you can visit

Our favourite places in India – Agra

By Debbie Kindness | March 31, 2013

Agra is situated on the banks of holy Yamuna River which merges with the Ganges further down stream. It was first declared the Moghul capital of India in 1501 and for the next two centuries, alternated with Delhi and Lahore as the capital of the Empire.For centuries, the Taj Mahal, often described as a ‘teardrop on the face of

Our favourite places in India…Orchha

By Debbie Kindness | March 27, 2013

.The city of Orchha was established in 1501, by a Bundela chieftain, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha. Once one of the most powerful kingdoms in Central India, Orchha is now just a small sleepy village surrounded by a woody forest.I love the story most of all of the Jehangiri Mahal (palace) within the fort

Festivals and Fairs of India

By Debbie Kindness | August 26, 2012

India is a country that seems to have a festival on somewhere just about every day of the year. So, I did some research and found this comprehensive list of the major and many of the less known festivals held each year.Here is a list and short description of these festivals by date order. Try planning your trip around

Life enhancers searching for new experiences in Incredible India

By Debbie Kindness | May 25, 2012

A lovely lady by the name of Alison Gardner, who just happens to run an online travel magazine called Travel with a Challenge was a passenger on our Womens-only tour last October in India.Here’s an excerpt from an article she recently had published about her experiences on the tour.Many thanks Alison. ‘Each day was a